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Archive: October, 2009

Expect big day for Clausen, start considering Herzlich for Heisman

Saturday, October 24, 2009, 1:40 PM
Jimmy Clausen proved last week that he has the nads to play with the big boys, bringing the Irish to the brink of a tie with USC on the last play of the game. He would have cemented the lead for the Heisman if that ill-conceived last play had somehow connected for a touchdown. Maybe the right play... Read more

It's time for Irish to end USC's disrespect

Saturday, October 17, 2009, 12:04 AM
This is your life, Jimmy Clausen. This is your job, Charlie Weis. Clausen has been harassed and demeaned by USC the past two years. Crushed both in South Bend and Los Angeles. Matt Barkley is his California wannabe, but you would have hardly noticed Clausen coming into this season. The hype, which... Read more

Clausen one step closer to Heisman, bring on USC

Sunday, October 4, 2009, 3:54 PM
Jimmy Clausen did it again. Drive downfield, throw the go-ahead touchdown pass in the final minute. Kyle Rudolph, in the end zone, looking like a man against boys. This week, it was against Washington, the conquerors of USC. Last week, Purdue. The only loss was to Michigan, and Clausen brought them... Read more
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John Quinn, 57, is sports editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer and is a third generation member of the Subway Alumni.

His grandfather used to listen to the radio and yell out to his son playing on the hardscrabble streets of Corona, Queens: “Bill Shakespeare just threw another touchdown pass!”
His father used to listen to the transistor radio and yell out to his son playing for Stony Brook on Long Island: “Joe Montana just threw another touchdown pass!”
He listens to the radio and yells out to his son watching Phineas and Ferb on a 46-inch HDTV: “Dayne Crist just threw another touchdown pass!” Meanwhile, Jack, 9, will not be a fourth generation member of the Subway Alumni. Reach John at jquinn@phillynews.com.

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